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Switchable dielectrics could help microwave systems avoid interference

By Lisa McDonald / November 9, 2018

Arizona State University researchers have created dielectrics that switch from “on” to “off” states in small magnetic fields. This finding could allow for more precise coordination of microwave communication systems.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Faye Oney / July 18, 2018

Gold nanoparticles for improving solar energy storage, improving electric vehicle battery capacity, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 18, 2018.

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Secret to dendrite-free lithium-ion batteries lies in a sugar cube

By Faye Oney / March 13, 2018

Researchers have found a way to reduce dendrite growth in lithium-ion batteries. Creating a 3-D porous substrate out of sugar cubes and silicone, they found that it relieved stress and inhibited dendrite growth.

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Glass-grown algae may be the future of biofuel

By April Gocha / November 18, 2014

Algae are biofuel powerhouses, and while challenging, scientists estimate that it is within the realm of possibility to scale algae production high enough to meet many of the energy demands of a growing population.

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Research shows effectiveness of adaptive technologies rests on season, geography

By Jessica McMathis / April 1, 2014

Research by a team at Arizona State University (ASU) indicates that both season and geography are critical in determining the effectiveness of adaptive technologies.

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$60 million in DOE support aimed at advancing solar technology

By Jim Destefani / November 7, 2013

The US Department of Energy last week announced awards totaling about $60 million to support innovative solar energy research and development of both solar materials to improve efficiency and so-called “soft” costs such as solar photovoltaic system design, permitting, and installation.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Jim Destefani / July 23, 2013

  Iron oxide provides foundation for nanotubes in NASA’s ‘super-black’ optical absorber NASA has achieved yet another milestone in its quest to advance an emerging nanotechnology that promises to make spacecraft instruments more sensitive without enlarging their size. John Hagopian, an optics engineer at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., and his team can…

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Li-ion battery advances: borosilicide, olivine, and ‘popcorn’

By Jim Destefani / June 13, 2013

Image: Lithium borosilicide framework. Credit: Fässler, M. Zeilinger; TUM. Lightweight, high energy density, and fast, reliable recharging have made lithium-ion batteries the preferred power sources for cell phones and other portable electronic devices. The basic technology is proven, but research continues to develop better materials that could allow the devices to store even more energy and…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / May 31, 2013

Surmet’s large-scale transparent aluminum oxynitride armor window. The company is on track to scale up fabrication processes to double the size of the windows in the next year. Credit: Surmet. Surmet achieves major milestone on its ALON window scale-up program Surmet has successfully delivered 18×35-inch size monolithic ALON windows, achieving a major milestone on its…

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Materials Football Game of the Week: University of California, Davis at Arizona State University

By Eileen De Guire / September 1, 2011

The GameUniversity of California, Davis at Arizona State UniversitySept. 1, 7:00 p.m., PT; Tempe, Ariz. The last time these teams met was 71 years ago in September 1940, a contest ASU won. UC Davis is a Division 1-FCS (Football Championship Subdivision) in the Great West Conference, and ASU is a Division 1-FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision)…

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